Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff Meaghan Faletti shows you how to fillet a lionfish. A nonnative invasive species, lionfish have a negative impact on native wildlife and habitat. You can help control the lionfish population by removing them from Florida waters whenever possible. Lionfish have venomous spines, so use care when filleting so that you don't get stuck, but the meat does not have poison in it and is often eaten and served in restaurants. Some compare this flaky and tasty fish's flavor to that of the popular hogfish.
Lobster fisherman were out in full force Wednesday as lobster mini season kicked off Wednesday, July 29, 2015. FWC Officer Jorge Pino was patrolling the waters of Key Biscayne making sure everyone was safe and following the rules. Video by Emily Michot/Miam Herald Staff
Florida Wildlife officer Jorge Pino discusses the rules, regulations and safety for the upcoming lobster mini-season beginning July 29, 2015 at midnight and running through July 30th. Video by Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff
A Miami Gardens couple won a $33.8 million medical malpractice judgment in April after a South Florida obstetrician was found negligent during delivery of their baby, who was born with permanent brain damage. But as the couple would later find out, they were not the first parent to sue the doctor for seriously injuring a newborn he delivered in 2013.